Drama

Year-7                             

Drama

Statement of Intent

Drama at Campion offers the students the opportunity to study a range of different types of theatre which are fundamental to understanding of how theatre has developed throughout the different eras. Their knowledge of drama is developed through the teaching of vital theatrical skills which allows them to devise their own performances and explore a range of traditional and modern plays. Students throughout their time at Campion are given opportunities to experience a wide range of live theatre by either being part of a production, watching a play at the theatre, being involved in a drama practical workshop or witnessing a production by a visiting theatre company.

Drama at Campion believes in developing the person as a whole and is often used to explore modern issues in society and link to the current topical news which will have an impact on student’s futures. The department believe in offering students extra-curricular opportunities where they can explore the different elements to the subject and follow different passions, such as the school production, drama club where they can explore acting and also the technical and design aspects to the subject. Underpinning all the above is the aim to promote key life skills such as team work, time management, confidence, empathy, public speaking and many more which enable students to become well rounded young adults who are ready for life outside education.

Implementation- Curriculum map

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

 

Character & Voice

Mime & Storytelling

 

Murder Mystery

The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Evacuees

Melodrama

    

    

 

Year 8

 

 

Commedia dell’arte

Pantomime

 

Grand Guignol

Mask    

    

 

    

The Woman in Black

Stage Combat

    

 

Year 9 - Students choose the course as a taster for half the year

 

 

Issue Based Drama

Theatre Practitioners

Physical Theatre

 

    

 

 

Physical Theatre

Theatre Evaluation

Blood Brothers

(Second group of students repeat the course)

 

(Second group of students repeat the course)

 

 

 

    

  

Year 10 Edexcel GCSE

 

Devising and Improvisation Skills

Theatre Practitioners

Physicality & Storytelling

 

    

 

An Inspector Calls Introduction

Devising Examined Performance

An Inspector Calls Practical Exploration

Devised Examined Performance and Portfolio

    

 

 

 Year 11 Edexcel GCSE

 An Inspector Calls Exam Questions

Performance From Text Preparation

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions

Performance From Text Exam

    

Revision and Exam Practice

 

Year 12 Edexcel A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

Theatre Practitioners and Theatre Companies

Devising Skills and Improvisation Skills

Machinal Text Exploration

Machinal Text Exploration/Exam Questions

Devised Examined Performance

Live Theatre Practice

Devised Performance Exam and Written Portfolio

Machinal Text Exam Questions

Introduction To Woyzeck

Practice Performance From Text

Year 13

Woyzeck Exploration and Exam Questions

Performance From Text

Performance From Text Exam

Woyzeck Exam Questions

Machinal Recap

Live Theatre Practice

Exam Prep and Revision

    

 

Impact- Students study Edexcel GCSE and A Level Specifications

Qualification aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

● apply knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama

● explore performance texts, understanding their social, cultural and historical context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created

● develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances

● work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas

● develop as creative, effective, independent and reflective students able to make informed choices in process and performance

● contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance

● reflect on and evaluate their own work and that of others

● develop an awareness and understanding of the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary professional theatre practice

● adopt safe working practices.

Core skills

The core skills developed in this qualification are:

● the ability to recognise and understand the roles and responsibilities of performer, designer and director

● the study and exploration of texts and extracts must include the relevant social, historical and cultural contexts

● the ability to analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others

● the ability to understand how performance texts can be interpreted and performed.

Career Implications

This may lead to careers in the entertainment and performing arts sector in some cases but primarily this qualification is sought after for the range of skills it develops. It is very useful in any careers which involve teamwork, customer contact and in particular law.

Heather Ward

Head of Performing Arts